ProjectHERA and Songbyrd Present
Upstairs, All Ages


Thursday March 12, 2020


Project HERA Ladies' Night Open Mic!
2nd Thursday of each month!
Cost: FREE w/ $5 suggested donation

Who: Anyone identifying as a female musician can perform- all ages!

Networking Time: 7:30pm --Meet and Greet with female peers.

Open Mic Time: 8pm --Advance Sign ups are available for 24 hours prior to Ladies' Night.

Through a variety of resources, including education workshops and local musical events, projectHERA is dedicated to building and strengthening our music community, while providing a safe and encouraging outlet for women and young girls.

Songbyrd Ladies Night is a ladies networking and open mic night organzing by Project HERA's Cathy DiToro.

This Months featured artist is Solia

Fitting in is vastly overrated, and being “normal” is an illusion. Don’t ever be afraid to be a little weird.

Singer/songwriter SOLIA represents this truth fully and unapologetically with live performances and new music poised to set 2020 on fire.

Using music as the catalyst to connect with people, alternative pop rocker SOLIA helps audiences all over the country make sense of this crazy world we live in through songs.

And with inspiration from the likes of Michelle Branch, Gabrielle Aplin, P!nk, Vanessa Carlton, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Halsey, HAIM, Taylor Swift & Paramore; you will be intoxicated with her music over and over while simultaneously falling in love with her lyrics. “At the end of the day, [she] just wants make music and write songs that people can live their lives to.”

Having recently released her debut EP, Fast Cars & Midnight, in 2019 and having an extensive catalogue of indie projects dating back to 2014, 2020 is set for a whole new side of SOLIA to erupt.






DC based musician Cathy DiToro (Cathy D.) started ProjectHERA, a nonprofit for women and girls in music, with the mission to connect, promote, celebrate and empower women and girls of all ages in the local scene. Providing opportunities for femme musicians of all ages is a big part of HERA's mission, and the organization hosts monthly open mic events, curates shows, and plans a yearly music festival, Hera Fest, showcasing female talent in and around the DC area. Cathy is a 12 year veteran of the DC music scene, playing in 80s favorites The Legwarmers, 2000s tribute So Fetch, ska pop band The Can't Evens and most recently, her own original project, RoseRiot. Cathy's passion lies in connecting and empowering people, sharing her talents and art, and strengthening the community through the most common language of music.